Representative Pushes for Quillayute Dredging

Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) has urged the Army Corps to take action to complete the Quillayute Harbor dredging project in a timely manner.

In a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works, Kilmer called for the Corps to recover taxpayer dollars and hold the contractor accountable for failing to complete work on the Quillayute River Navigation Project.

Kilmer noted that the failure to complete this project would have an impact on the local economy. The Harbor supports a $4 million a year fishing industry and is used by the community of La Push and Quileute tribal members. A Coast Guard Station important to public safety also utilizes the Harbor.

It is now clear that, due to poor performance, the federal contractor will be unable to complete the work before the end of the designated work window,” said Kilmer in the letter sent last week. “I strongly urge you to take action to ensure that taxpayer dollars are recovered to the greatest extent possible and that the federal contractor is held accountable for the failure to complete this critical project in a timely fashion.”

Kilmer has consistently fought to ensure the Quillayute Harbor receives needed dredging. In 2014, Kilmer sent a letter urging the Corps to prioritize funding for the Quillayute River Navigation Project and made an announcement that they were moving forward with the harbor dredging.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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